Author archives: Gingerthread Girl

  • The Knitting & Stitching Show Review

  • This was my very first Knitting and Stitching Show, so I was keen to find out what all the hype was about.  Off I trundled on my own and had an absolute BLAST! I arrived late morning on Saturday and straightaway knew that I wanted to get a place at Matt Chapple’s talk.  By the time I had mana [...]
  • A cheeky little Brumby skirt

  • Howdy y'all. I recently whipped up this cute little skirt especially for wearing to The Handmade Fair a couple of weeks back.  It's a really easy pattern by Megan Nielsen called Brumby skirt. It was dead easy to sew - and quick too!  Which was good because I left it really last minute to make [...]
  • A Special Occasion Anna Dress

  • Phewey…. This post feels like it has been a long time coming.  I have been very literally knee deep in packing for our big house move.  Stress has been sky high, but happily settled into our temporary home now.  So life is good! While I had boxes stacking up around me, I made it my mission to [...]
  • A Liberty-print Quilted Bomber Jacket

  • This post has been a long time coming... but here I am - FINALLY showing you all my most challenging piece yet!  And I'm so proud of the result.  I hope you like it too! My brother and I had a little jaunt up at the woods with the dog to take these photos.  We decided it would be a lovely spo [...]
  • My first handmade jacket

  • Ollo loveliest everyones! I've been away from the blog pretty much for the last month - mostly due to crazy house move activities and going on holiday.  It was a much needed rest and relax in gorgeous sunshiny Marrakech.  I took with me a couple of books + a shed load of magazines - one of which [...]
  • The Pac-Man Shirt Dress

  • Howdy!  So I’ve been suffering badly with the dreaded lurgy lately – which has been a bummer, to say the least!  It’s taken me so long to get on and actually finish this dress.  I think I started it at the end of November…  wow… just worked that out myself.  It DID take me ages! The pattern i [...]
  • Summer wedding number 2 guest dress

  • Evening lovelies! Tonight I give you another very gorgeous By Hand London Flora dress.  This is a dress which I made in super fast time to wear to a very special wedding in August last year.  It was like real life Great British Sewing Bee!!  I try to avoid making things in a rush to a deadlin [...]
  • A girly swirly wedding guest dress

  • Back in August I attended the wedding of an old school friend of mine, at a gorgeous hotel in St Albans.  I decided some time beforehand that I wanted to be good enough at dressmaking to be able to make my own dress to wear on the day of the wedding.  I had only been sewing for a few months, so [...]